"Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup." -Wendell Berry
Dear Discerning Eater,
The Valley and Colorado agricultural community is off to a vigorous start: baby greens coming in extra supple, Easter Egg radishes from White Mountain gonna be plump and spicy, and we have a ton of new value-added products coming in.
CSA Fresh Box deadline is June 20th. We do have a cap of how many shares we are doing so please get your order placed to ensure a space for you:
CSA Market Log In/Registration:
What is a Valley Roots Fresh Box? Its a $35 assortment of fresh produce, along with a surprise value-added item. It is a weekly distribution, 13 weeks. Here's an example of what you can expect to find in a box in late June:
If the CSA box is just not a good match for your family due to travel or your own gardending (many people garden AND receive a box, however) you can always just shop in the market and your order will get delviered to the CSA pick up location nearest you ($50 minimum).
Tuesday 4pm deadline for delivery that next Friday.
NEW Producer and NEW Products from MM Local, Denver:
NEW Products from Ela Family Farms, Hotchkiss:
"As a natural foods chef and culinary instructor, I am fanatically discerning about the quality of my food. Having recently moved to the San Luis Valley from the San Francisco Bay Area, I couldn’t possibly imagine how the foods of this region could equal what I was accustomed to through the California CSAs and farmers markets.
When the first box arrived, I opened the lid and gasped with glee. I found not only an abundance of immaculately fresh organic produce but a lovely sampling of local value-added foods as well: Squash, peaches, mushrooms, greens, root vegetables, quinoa, sunflower oil, and even some potato chips! The freshness of the food re-ignited my love of cooking and made eating a total delight.
I am so glad that my California food snobbery has been nipped in the bud by the comparable and in many ways superior quality of Colorado’s organic fare, and I bow with deep gratitude to Nick and his crew at the Valley Roots Food Hub for enriching the quality of life for all of us. For as long as I live here, I’ll be a subscriber!"
Natural Foods Chef & Mindful Eating Coach